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Our Work During the Pandemic

Our volunteers have been working hard during the pandemic, not only by making lapghans, but also by making face masks and ear savers.

We want to especially acknowledge our Alabama Chapter for sewing 999 face masks and 635 ear savers!

In addition, the VFW and VFW Ladies Auxiliary have donated 50 face masks!

Volunteer Abbie has sewn 48 face masks for us!

That means we have distributed 1,097 face masks and 635 ear savers to essential healthcare professionals! 

We are so proud of everyone who has come together to do everything they can to keep us safe during the pandemic and to provide not only for our veterans and active-duty military personnel, but also to the essential workers that help keep them safe!

We continue to make lapghans and distribute them, although our distributions have been down because of increased precautions taken by the VA hospitals, clinics, and assisted living facilities.

1000th Lapghan Presentation

1000th Lapghan Presentation

On Friday, June 10, 2016, just four days before our 2nd Anniversary, we presented Marine Corps Veteran and President and Founder of Oscar Mike, Noah Currier with our 1000th lapghan. Our 1000th lapghan was actually a full-sized afghan made by Volunteer Bobi Jo which also won First Place at the 2015 Boone County Fair. In addition to our 1000th lapghan, additional lapghans were presented to Army Veteran Carl Duoczak, Marine Corps Veteran Jesus Gallegas, Army Veteran John McGillivray, Marine Corps Veteran Daniel Miller,  and Army Veteran Mason Symons. Thank you to John Hugo Kaiser VFW Post 1461 in Belvidere, IL for hosting the ceremony.

From Left to Right: Carl Duoczak, John McGillivray, Mason Symons, Jesus Gallegas, Noah Currier, and Daniel Miller

From Left to Right: Carl Duoczak, John McGillivray, Mason Symons, Jesus Gallegas, Noah Currier, and Daniel Miller

Check out our 1000th Lapghan Presentation page in our photo gallery for additional photos.